11/23/2012

Waste Not: The Ugly Truth About Food Waste in America

Each year, Americans waste 33 million tons of food. Dana Gunders, a scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council, and author Jonathan Bloom discuss the economic and environmental impacts of food waste, and what can be done to fight the growing problem.

Segment Guests

Dana Gunders

Dana Gunders is a project scientist in the Food and Agriculture program at the Natural Resources Defense Council in San Francisco, California.

Jonathan Bloom

Jonathan Bloom is the author of wastedfood.com and American Wasteland: How America Throws Away Nearly Half of Its Food (and What We Can Do About It) (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2010). 

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.